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Teaching How China's first Silk Road slowly came to life - on the water

How China's first Silk Road slowly came to life - on the water

Today, China is working on building a modern version of the ancient trade routes. They plan to create a huge network of roads and trade routes that will connect East Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Europe. It is called the One Belt One Road (OBOR) project and it will be an important part of the 21st century global economy.

David Abulafia, Professor of Mediterranean History, University of Cambridge
The Conversation

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

How did ocean travel help connect distant parts of the ancient world?
STANDARDS:
RH.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RH.2 - Main Ideas

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3
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